Lief briefs

Museums offer reduced cost

Mingei International Museum, the Museum of Man and the Museum of Photographic Arts are implementing a three-month reduced admission program.

Now through May 25, these museums will offer half-price admission from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information about the program, visit the museums’ Web sites at




Coach joins MS society board

San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner has joined the board of trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s San Diego-based Pacific chapter. The chapter honored him at its 2008 Dinner of Champions.

The National MS Society’s Pacific South Coast chapter provides programs and services designed to help the 18,000 people and families affected by MS in San Diego, Orange and Imperial counties. Turner’s late mother, Vicky, raised five children despite the physical limitations of MS.

Turner is set to play at the National MS Society’s Morgan Stanley MS Invitation Gold Classic, a fundraising tournament that will be held May 4 at La Jolla Country Club. Playing spots in the tournament are available, but space is limited.

For more information, visit


Albert Einstein subject of show

Duffy Hudson, a Broadway and film veteran, is bringing Albert Einstein to life in a new one-man show at the La Jolla/Riford Library.

“The Relativity of Albert Einstein,” which is showing at 5:30 p.m. March 16, will feature Einstein’s life and humor and explain the theories of special and general relativity in a fun and exciting way, without mathematics or knowledge of physics required. The show is designed to encourage children and adults to look at the workings of the universe with new eyes. The event is free and open to the public.

The La Jolla/Riford Library Center is at 7555 Draper Ave. in La Jolla. For more information, call (858) 552-1657.

Film Festival names winners

The 19th annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival announced the winners of the Audience Awards last week.

The Israeli film “Noodle,” a drama portraying the adventures of two unlikely companions, won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. The festival showcased 50 feature, documentary and short-subject films from 12 countries.

The films were shown in five San Diego locations during the 12-day festival last month.

The festival is the largest international film festival in San Diego and one of the most popular Jewish film festivals in the country.

A complete list of winners can be found at

Local concert to celebrate Women’s Day

The Hutchins Consort will celebrate International Women’s Day from 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 27 at the Neurosciences Institute. The consort will perform the music of some revered women composers.

International Women’s Day is a global celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. The concert will feature a spectrum of the musical influences of women composers throughout history. The Southern California-based Hutchins Consort is the only ensemble of professional musicians in the world today performing on an octet of harmonically matched and scaled string instruments.

The Neurosciences Institute is at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive in La Jolla.

For more information, call (760) 632-0554.